Sunday, July 29, 2012

2012 Mt Ascutney race

I’ve updated all of the Ascutney all-time stats on the Ascutney Mountain race blog.  Some notes from the 2012 race…

Jim Johnson ran a four second personal best (30:04) which ranks 12th all-time only 6 other guys have run faster times.

Carolyn Stocker ran the third fastest time ever (35:29) trailing only Kasie Enman’s times from 2007 (35:07) and 2011 (CR 33:33).  Stocker’s time also leads the “19 and under” list breaking the previous course record by an amazing 6:40.

The women had a close race with the top three 40+ all within 33 seconds.  Donna Smyth (41:18), Jacqueline Shakar (41:50), and Karen Encarnacion (41:51) ran the 13th, 14th, and 15th best times.

On the men’s side, Dave Dunham ran the third fastest all-time in the masters with a 31:04.  He trails only Eric Morse’s times (29:50 & 29:47).  Todd Callaghan (31:43) ran the 8th best time.

Martin Tighe ran a personal best 35:26 which ranks third fastest all-time, behind Keith Woodward (33:34) and Rob Higley (34:43).

On the women’s side, Donna Smyth (41:18) set a new course record breaking Jacqueline Shakar’s 42:11 from 2011.  Shakar was close behind, also breaking her previous record with a 41:50.

The men had a banner year with five of the top 11 times run.  Bob Sharkey (41:06), John Martin (41:07) and Rich Miller (41:19) led the charge running the 2nd-4th fastest times ever in a close battle where only 13 seconds separated them.

Elaine Dill took the women’s title running the 7th fastest time (58:28).

George Gilder set a new course record (49:34) chopping 1:01 off of Bill Engle’s time from 2003.

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